AP Pro32 ballot from Brown

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Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Clifton Brown of Sporting News:

Week 18

CLIFTON BROWN (Sporting News)

1. New England Patriots - If they have to win in Denver to reach Super Bowl, Patriots can.

2. Denver Broncos - They are the No. 1 seed, and no AFC team has more momentum.

3. Seattle Seahawks - The best wild card team, but reaching Super Bowl will still be difficult.

4. San Francisco 49ers - Came very close last season, and this could be their year.

5. Green Bay Packers - Playing at Lambeau will help them in a rematch against Vikings.

6. Atlanta Falcons - In one week, it will be put-up or shut up time for Falcons in playoffs.

7. Cincinnati Bengals - Better equipped than last year to win playoff game in Houston.

8. Washington Redskins - Gimpy knee and all, RG3 is the key to how far Redskins go.

9. Minnesota Vikings - The remarkable Adrian Peterson gets another crack at the Packers.

10. Houston Texans - They are stumbling into the playoffs, and which is rarely a good sign.

11. New York Giants - Better than some playoff teams, but paid for inconsistency.

12. Baltimore Ravens - We'll see if the Ravens can send off Ray Lewis with a ring.

13. Indianapolis Colts - Inspiring season continues into playoffs, with Chuck Pagano back.

14. Chicago Bears - Ten wins did not save their season, or Lovie Smith's job.

15. St. Louis Rams - Jeff Fisher made a huge difference. Could be a playoff team in 2013.

16. New Orleans Saints - With Sean Payton back, Saints could easily return to playoff form.

17. Carolina Panthers - They need the right GM to put the right pieces around Cam Newton.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers - Need to get younger, and offensive line needs to get better.

19. Dallas Cowboys - Tony Romo remains a heartbreaker for Cowboys' fans in big moments.

20. Miami Dolphins - Joe Philbin has built a solid foundation, starting with Ryan Tannehill.

21. San Diego Chargers - The next coach needs to get the best out of Philip Rivers.

22. Cleveland Browns - The right GM-coach combination could flourish. Young talent is there.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Greg Schiano will likely cut ties with more players that don't buy in.

24. Buffalo Bills - They need a new coach and a new quarterback - rarely a good thing.

25. Detroit Lions - The bottom fell out this season. Jim Schwartz's seat will be hot.

26. Tennessee Titans - They need to give coach Mike Munchak more talent to work with.

27. Oakland Raiders - Going to be a slow process, but keeping Dennis Allen was right move.

28. Arizona Cardinals - Solving the quarterback issues will be priority No. 1 for the new coach.

29. Philadelphia Eagles - Few expected Andy Reid's last season to be so bad.

30. New York Jets - Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez have plenty to prove.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars - The new general manager will have plenty of work to do.

32. Kansas City Chiefs - Another team that needs a quarterback before it can contend.


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